Turkey and chorizo stuffed zucchinis - Le Coup de Grâce

Turkey and chorizo stuffed zucchinis

Preparation :45 min Cooking :25 min
Difficulty :easy
Servings :4

There is a thousand ways to stuff zucchinis! My version, with turkey and chorizo, is next level! Bon appétit!

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 125g Spanish chorizo, cut in mini cubes
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 buig garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in cubes
  • 6 white mushrooms, chopped
  • 500g ground turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Provence herbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan, finely grated
  • 5 medium zucchinis, cut in half and nicely emptied
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar, grated
  • Salt and ground pepper

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven at 400°F.
  • In a skillet at medium heat, add a small drizzle of olive oil then add the chorizo. Cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper then toss. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes while stirring.
  • Add ground turkey, mushrooms, Provence Herbs then season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-6 minutes, while breaking down meat in small chunks, until meat is no longer pink. Close fire, drain off fat then add parmesan. Toss then set aside.
  • Place the zucchinis on a baking tray, open side up, then add a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper then fill with the turkey mix. Cover with cheese, place in the oven and cook for 12 minutes. Crank to broil and cook for 2 minutes until the cheese is nicely golden!
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Our wine stewards suggest

+- 15$Paul Mas Cabernet de Cabernet Origines

A cabernet blend that is pretty smooth, on the fruits and spices, providing subtle vegetal notes that will make this meal shine.

+- 30$Domaine des Baumard Anjou Logis de la Giraudière 2011

Ahhhh the cabernet franc. Capricious variety that can be amazing or terrible! Here is one from the Loire region, with wet soil, red fruits and grilled peppers aromas.

Brown Ale, Microbrasserie de l’Île d’Orléans

Roasted hazelnuts, roasted nuts and toast are all present in this beer that will be paired well with chorizo, gratin cheese and meat lightly grilled. This dry and thin beer will help emphasize the sweet taste of the grilled zucchini.

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